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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 17480–17492

Chirped dissipative soliton absorption spectroscopy

Vladimir L. Kalashnikov, Evgeni Sorokin, and Irina T. Sorokina  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 17480-17492 (2011)

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We present analytical theory of dissipative soliton absorption spectroscopy. A dissipative soliton formed in an all-normal-dispersion oscillator with a narrowband intracavity absorber acquires spectral features that follow the index of refraction of the absorber, as confirmed by numerical simulations and experimental evidence. In contrast to the soliton absorption spectroscopy in an anomalous dispersion regime, we anticipate resonant enhancement of a modulation signal near the pulse spectrum edges that results in an additional signal gain. We further show that the pulse acquires a nanosecond-long tail in the time domain and provide simple formula for estimation of its energy content.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser

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Original Manuscript: June 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 5, 2011
Published: August 22, 2011

Vladimir L. Kalashnikov, Evgeni Sorokin, and Irina T. Sorokina, "Chirped dissipative soliton absorption spectroscopy," Opt. Express 19, 17480-17492 (2011)

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